The Power of Ideas

Culture / Pluralistic World

Over the years scholars have looked back on Stalin’s bloody and brutal dictatorship and tried to explain how such a man could have done…

Is Everything Political?

Community / Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

In Our Only World (2015), Wendell Berry argues that people must be careful to resist the temptation of politicization: the habit of mind that…

Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014)

Music / Pluralistic World

Music for a transgender journey In the contemporary American dialogue about sexual expression, there are increasing numbers of individuals talking about the transgender experience.…

Slipping into politicization

Faith / Pluralistic World

One of the characteristics of 21st century American culture—part of what earlier generations called “the spirit of the age”—is the politicization of life. What…

Faithfulness in a Consumerist Society

Faith / Pluralistic World

As Christians we should be grateful for every aspect of society that allows human beings to flourish. Each is evidence of the common grace…

What to do with liberty?

Pluralistic World

In his thoughtful and intriguing Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton argues that the libertarian fear of a paternal State can have unfortunate consequences.…

Blasphemy and Free Speech

Culture / Pluralistic World

Editor’s note: The following is adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in…

Can We, Will We Redeem the Vampire?

Books / Pluralistic World

Dracula (1897) In 1897 Bram Stoker published a book that drew upon numerous ancient myths from a variety of people groups that spoke of…

Wings Not Walls

Community / Pluralistic World

Bulwarks of safety Walls have been in the news. At various places along America’s southern border the U.S. government is erecting a border fence…